Paris: Prault, 1784. First Edition. hardcover. XXXV, 251pp. 12mo., mottled leather; worn, corners damaged, tear to title page. Paris: Chez Prault, 1784. Good.
The most thorough negative criticism of mesmerism by a physician. "It remains a book to consult for the case against Mesmerism at the time of the great quarrel; the author systematically presents the arguments to be found piecemeal in many other sources, and he does so judicioulsy, restraining the animosity he shared with the corps of anti-Mesmerians." Buranelli, Mesmer 158. "Le livre de Thouret est plein d'erudition." Caillet 10676.